FW man charged in kidnap, rape has ties to Adams County

Staff Writer

Decatur Daily Democrat

    A Fort Wayne man accused of grabbing a 13-year-old girl off the street and forcing her to perform a sex act on him has loose ties to Adams County.
    According to an article in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, on the afternoon of Jan. 24 Brent Anthony Taylor, 34, allegedly pulled his black Honda Accord behind the girl, asked if she needed a ride and if she wanted to make some money.
    Taylor reportedly grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into his car, locking the doors to prevent her from escaping.
    He then allegedly drove to a PNC bank and withdrew $100, before taking her to Trinity Lutheran Church, where he reportedly forced her to perform a sex act on him in the car, court documents said.
    The victim told police she thought the sex act lasted about 15 minutes before he dropped her off in an area close to her friend's home, the article states.
    Police obtained PNC's video footage from the ATM and could see Taylor conducting his transaction while the victim sat in the passenger seat, looking frightened and as though she wanted to get out of the car. Taylor repeatedly turned to look at her, court documents said.
    Detective Delonzo Myles was able to obtain Taylor's license plate number while working the case, as well as Taylor's cellphone records confirming his location at the time of the abduction, court records said.
    Taylor was charged Wednesday with child molesting, rape, criminal confinement where a vehicle is used, and kidnapping.
    He was being held in lieu of $55,000 bail at the Allen County Jail.
    Taylor was hired by Adams Memorial Hospital in August of 2018 to head up the strategic planning section of the Human Resources Department at the hospital. He was reportedly let go a short time later for unknown reasons.